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All Things Considered
Thursday, April 6, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • MedicineSexually transmitted diseases on the rise in Minnesota
    More Minnesotans were diagnosed with sexually transmitted diseases last year than ever before. The increase is occurring fastest in Minnesota's minority communities, in the Twin Cities suburbs, and among teenagers and young adults.5:18 p.m.
  • A mortgage for an educationLawyers help others get financial assistance
    Rising college tuition in recent years has significantly increased the amount of debt students take on, especially for students in specialized disciplines like law school. A nonprofit program in Minnesota hopes to offset law school loan payments for graduates who specifically serve low-income clients.5:23 p.m.
  • GameworksOpera fights crime on Block E
    A business in downtown Minneapolis is trying to deter crime in its immediate area by piping opera music out onto the street corner.5:52 p.m.
  • Irish poet Dennis O'DriscollPoet Dennis O'Driscoll finds inspiration in the workaday world
    Irish poet Dennis O'Driscoll is being recognized by St. Thomas University for his writing. O'Driscoll's day job is in Ireland's revenue department, but he says he finds plenty of inspiration for his poetry from the working life.6:19 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Moussaoui Jury Hears Sept. 11 Testimony
    Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani testifies at the sentencing trial of admitted al-Qaida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui. In arguing for the death penalty, prosecutors are calling on the families of people killed in the World Trade Center and the Pentagon attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, to testify.
  • Watching the Moussaoui Trial: The Kleinbergs
    Mindy Kleinberg's husband, Alan, was a securities trader with Cantor Fitzgerald, working on the 104th floor of the north tower of the World Trade Center. Kleinberg has watched some of the Zacarias Moussaoui trial on closed circuit TV, at a satellite courtroom in Newark, N.J., set up for victims' families. Melissa Block talks with Mindy Kleinberg.
  • Watching the Moussaoui Trial: The Regenhards
    Sally Regenhard's 27-year-old son Christian was a firefighter who was just starting out with the New York Fire Department when he was killed on 9/11. She says she went to the Federal Court House in Alexandria, Va., where the trial of Zacarias Moussaui was taking place, to see him for herself. Melissa Block talks with Sally Regenhard.
  • Rep. McKinney Apologizes for Capitol Run-In
    Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA), whose altercation with a Capitol Police officer last week led to a firestorm, apologizes on the House floor. McKinney, who is black, had said that the white officer touched her "inappropriately" when she walked past security. Reports indicate that she hit the officer with her cell phone.
  • Groups Unite in Dislike of Freeloaders
    No one likes a freeloader. Now, German scientists may have figured out why. In an experiment, they found that groups that didn't punish freeloaders couldn't compete economically with groups that took a hard line.
  • The Guest Worker Idea, a Non-Starter in Debate
    Commentator Mark Kirkorian takes note of the assumption that if there is a guest-worker program, most of the guest-workers will be from Mexico -- just as most illegal immigrants are now from Mexico. Kirkorian argues that a formal guest-worker program would draw in many more workers from Asia and the Middle East, doing little to ease the problem of illegal immigration and leading to possible security problems.
  • Conservative Black Clergy Make Waves from Pulpit
    Black churches, often a bastion of groups calling for change and reform, have seen the recent rise of a few prominent conservative black pastors. In many cases, their work has energized, and divided, their congregation -- and the split has spilled over into politics.
  • Walking on Water: Jesus on the Rocks?
    The Bible says that Jesus walked on water. But Florida State University oceanographer Doron Nof has published research suggesting he may have in fact been walking on ice. We hear from Nof as he explains his theory.
  • Peruvians' Choice: A Woman, or the Left
    On April 9, Peruvians go to the polls to choose a new president. The frontrunners are Lourdes Flores Nano, a former congresswoman trying to become Latin America's second female president elected this year, and Ollanta Humala, an authoritarian, nationalistic ex-military commander.
  • Letters: Gen. Zinni, Immigration and a Kink
    Melissa Block and Michele Norris read from listeners' letters and emails. They read comments on Robert Siegel's interview with former head of U.S. Central Command, General Anthony Zinni, reactions to a commentary we aired about illegal immigrants written and read by Richard Rodriguez, and praise for our interview with musician Ray Davies.

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